Oldest litigant in Babri Masjid case Hashim Ansari passes away
Faizabad: Oldest litigant in the Ram Janmbhoomi – Babri mosque dispute Mohammad Hashim Ansari passed away at his house in Faizabad of Uttar Pradesh in the wee hours on Wednesday. He was 96.
Ansari was not keeping well since last many days and often complained of chest congestion. Moreover, he was a pacemaker patient.
Hashim Ansari was admitted to Cardiology unit of King George Medical University after his health deteriorated on Saturday.
More about Ansari:
- Ansari was a resident of Ayodhya and a tailor by profession.
- He was the oldest litigant of demolished Babri mosque of Ayodhya
- He was associated with the case since December 1949 when idols of Lord Ram were allegedly placed in Babri Masjid.
- He was sentenced to two years jail by Faizabad court in 1954 for giving adhan (call for namaz) in the Babri Masjid.
- Ansari along with six others became main plaintiff in the 'Ayodhya title suit' filed by the Sunni Central Waqf Board (SCWB) in the court of Faizabad civil judge in 1961.